Katie is a senior advisor with experience in sustainability strategy development, performance management, capacity building, benchmarking, and GRI-based reporting. Katie is one of the region’s most experienced users of the GRI, including the most recent Standards, having worked on dozens of GRI-based sustainability reports and integrated reports. Katie has developed and delivered training on a number of sustainability topics including the business case for sustainability, sustainability trends and drivers in a number of sectors, sustainability-driven product and service innovation, sustainability and integrated reporting, and general awareness training on the principles of sustainability and sustainability management.
Katie currently works as Sustainability Excellence’s project manager to lead the development of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Sustainability Policy and 2022 Sustainability Strategy.
In addition, in Qatar, Katie has worked with multiple large-scale oil and gas companies including Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Gulf Drilling International (GDI). Katie has supported QP in developing their first two sustainability reports for the years 2014 and 2015, as well as in development of a comprehensive sustainability strategy, deployment of a sustainability data management system, and provision of capacity building at all levels of the organization. Katie also supported the development of the Qatar Energy and Industry Sector Sustainability (QEISS) reports for the years 2013 and 2014.
In the UAE, Katie has worked with Dolphin Energy (owned by Mubadala, Oxy and Total) as project manager for the company’s sustainability initiatives over a number of years, to conduct a comprehensive materiality assessment and to develop sustainability awareness training for their employees alongside development of their 2013-2016 sustainability reports. She held a similar leadership role over many years with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, including capacity building for their internal sustainability team, as well as developing their 2013, 2014 and 2015 sustainability reports and internal sustainability management procedures. Katie wrote the 2014 Sustainability Report of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Company, a client Sustainability Excellence continues to serve more deeply largely as a result of the initial work with Katie. Katie has also worked with the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO), member of the ADNOC group of companies, to develop their submissions for several HSE and sustainability awards.
In Saudi Arabia, she has worked with the Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) as the project manager for their sustainability programme over two years.